JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.4.2022 —Where is Charlie Crist?

JUICE—Florida Politics' Juicy Read — 4.4.2022 —Where is Charlie Crist?

Florida Politics' Daily Political Read

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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April 4, 2022

 

Family First DeSantis

Gov. Ron DeSantis is a big family man and his recent support and signing into law of the “Parental Rights in Education” is just one piece of his bigger “Family First” agenda for Florida.
Now Gov. DeSantis could bolster his “Family First” bona fides with another stroke of his pen by making divorces less complicated and less expensive for Floridians who unfortunately have to go through that marital process. READ MORE

 

Where is Charlie Crist?

Both Republicans and Democrats have been abusing the use of the proxy vote, but no one has done it more frequently than Reps. Frederica Wilson and Charlie Crist.
With COVID restrictions having been eased on the House side of Congress, most members of Congress have been showing up to cast their votes and have reopened their offices for in-person visits, but not Rep. Crist.
Crist still has a sign posted on his Washington, D.C. office door that states his staff is not in and working remotely as a result of  COVID.
Even Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office, which is direct across the hall in the Cannon Building,  is back at work.
Several lawmakers and staffers working in the same aisle as Crist say that they have not seen him or his staff in at least  6 months.
Meanwhile, Crist has been campaigning for governor in Florida, and according to the Los Angeles Times, has held (3) news conferences in the state instead of being in Washington voting.
Crist’s office did not respond to comments, but that’s because they aren’t around to do so. Where is Charlie?

Rick Scott-The #BidenBorderCrisis is 100% caused by this admin’s open borders & amnesty agenda. Revoking Title 42 will make this much worse.
I was on the border in Yuma, AZ last year & saw people walk through HUGE gaps in the border wall. @POTUS
needs to get down there & SECURE THE BORDER.
Representative Fentrice Driskell-Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslims observing the holy month. I hope the long days of fasting and nights of prayer and communion are rewarding!
Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick-As Americans, we all share this story of trials and triumphs. As the late, great John Lewis said in the final days of his life “Together, we can redeem the soul of our nation.” We the people of the United States.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz-Floridians pay more than 10 times the price of insulin compared to other high-income countries. That is absolutely unacceptable and why I voted YES on the #AffordableInsulinNow Act, which will cap the cost of insulin at $35/month.
Commissioner Nikki Fried-Consumer Alert
Scammers are using fake red-light camera tickets to fraud consumers out of personal information and money. Check out these tips to learn what to look out for if you receive a red-light camera ticket in the mail

 

Charlie Crist for Governor
Charlie Crist for Governor
"Communications Workers of America Endorse Crist" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D), who’s amassed support from Florida unions, has gained another endorsement in the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The announcement came over the weekend as reports indicate Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has a double-digit lead over gubernatorial hopefuls.
"Ashley Moody Endorses Jimmy Patronis in Reelection bid" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—After joining him to endorse Wilton Simpson (R) for Florida Agriculture, Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) has now endorsed Florida’s Chief Financial officer Jimmy Patronis (R) in his reelection bid. Both Moody and Patronis have worked together to tackle concerns in Florida concerning fraud and scams.
"Rubio Team Slams Demings’ ‘Dishonesty’ on oil Price" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Numerous concerns including energy independence, skyrocketing gas prices and inflation have dominated the media heading into the 2022 midterm election. Concerns were exasperated when President Joe Biden (D) argued that all of it stems from President Vladmir Putin and his attack on Ukraine.
"State Says Redistricting Case Should Be Put On Hold" by News Service of Florida—TALLAHASSEE — With lawmakers heading into a special legislative session this month, Secretary of State Laurel Lee is asking a federal court to put on hold a case that argues judges should set Florida’s new congressional districts.
"DeSantis Continues to Champion his 'Family First' Agenda in Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—While the Florida First agenda that Gov. Ron DeSantis has put forth since taking office has catapulted the state’s profile across the nation, the Family First initiative, which includes his Parental Rights in Education law, he has also championed has set Florida apart from the other states.
"House Republicans Introduce “Tax Free Social Security” Bill First " by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Republicans across the country are praising Rep. Thomas Massie’s ‘Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R.6590)’ after the bill’s filing in early February 2022.
"DeSantis Announces 'Sweet Florida' New Song" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has announced the release of "Sweet Florida" from Florida natives Johnny Van Zant and Donnie Van Zant, who co-wrote and released their new single.
"Senator Taddeo Vows to Continue Fighting Against Parental Rights Bill" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) signed the Parental Rights in Education bill into law, much of the resistance stopped. However, State Senator Annette Taddeo (D-40) has vowed to continue to fight against the bill that has now become law.
"Activist Lawmaker Calls DeSantis a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the controversial issue of allowing Transgendered individuals to compete in women’s sports and use female-only facilities, gay rights activists across the nation continue to push the narrative that Republicans like Gov. Ron DeSantis are QAnon conspiracy theorists, and are against gay and transgendered children.
"Wasserman Schultz Says Judge Brown Jackson 'More Than Qualified'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson came to an end, Democratic lawmakers like Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were quick to point out just how qualified they believed Judge Brown Jackson was to sit on the highest court in the land.
"Rubio Questions SBA Over PPP Backlog" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), a proponent of the Payment Protection Program (PPP) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is questioning the Small Business Association (SBA) over a backlog of program applications.
'Rubio, Sabatini Comment On Democratic Covid Pandemic Ideology" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich —According to U.S. census data used in an article by Axios, the three counties that saw the largest number of people leave were L.A. County, New York County, and Cook County, Illinois (including Chicago). This all occurred during the height of the pandemic (July 2020 – July 2021).
"Clowdus Backs DeSantis, Condemns False 'Don't Say Gay' Media Narrative" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Conservative Republican and Florida First candidate Brian Clowdus, who is running for the Florida House of Representatives in District 6 this election cycle, has come out swinging in support of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his Florida First, Family First legislative agenda.
"Simpson Dubbed 'Workhorse' in new Campaign Ad" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Wilton Simpson (R), President of the Florida Senate and candidate for the Agriculture Commissioner position, has released a new advertisement touting President Donald Trump’s (R) endorsement and calling him a "workhorse." The advertisement comes after Army veteran Chuck Nadd (R) announced his intention to run for the post.
"DeSantis Touts Continued job Growth in Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Today, Governor DeSantis (R-FL) updated the state on Florida's economic development. Florida saw jobs added for the 22nd consecutive month as the unemployment rate continued to fall.
"Congressional Race Gets Ugly Republican Congressional Primary Race in Florida Getting Ugly" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—When former NRA president Marion Hammer sent out an email condemning a political mailing that she alleged looked like one of the gun rights giant customary mailings, little did she know that it would fuel the budding Republican congressional primary feud between former Combat veteran Cory Mills and Rep. Anthony Sabatini?
"Mast Calls Out Biden for "Failures" in the Middle East" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—“Heartbreaking consequences of Joe Biden’s failures for girls who have grown up in a free society," stated Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) in response to a tweet to the headline by The Hill. The report shares that the Taliban is stopping education for girls above the 6th grade.

 

"Activist Lawmaker Calls DeSantis a QAnon Conspiracy Theorist" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the controversial issue of allowing Transgendered individuals to compete in women’s sports and use female-only facilities, gay rights activists across the nation continue to push the narrative that Republicans like Gov. Ron DeSantis are QAnon conspiracy theorists, and are against gay and transgendered children.
"Wasserman Schultz Says Judge Brown Jackson 'More Than Qualified'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—As the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson came to an end, Democratic lawmakers like Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz were quick to point out just how qualified they believed Judge Brown Jackson was to sit on the highest court in the land.
"Rubio Questions SBA Over PPP Backlog" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), a proponent of the Payment Protection Program (PPP) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is questioning the Small Business Association (SBA) over a backlog of program applications.
'Rubio, Sabatini Comment On Democratic Covid Pandemic Ideology" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich —According to U.S. census data used in an article by Axios, the three counties that saw the largest number of people leave were L.A. County, New York County, and Cook County, Illinois (including Chicago). This all occurred during the height of the pandemic (July 2020 – July 2021).
"Clowdus Backs DeSantis, Condemns False 'Don't Say Gay' Media Narrative" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Conservative Republican and Florida First candidate Brian Clowdus, who is running for the Florida House of Representatives in District 6 this election cycle, has come out swinging in support of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his Florida First, Family First legislative agenda.
Wilton Simpson
Wilton Simpson
"Simpson Dubbed 'Workhorse' in new Campaign Ad" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Wilton Simpson (R), President of the Florida Senate and candidate for the Agriculture Commissioner position, has released a new advertisement touting President Donald Trump’s (R) endorsement and calling him a "workhorse." The advertisement comes after Army veteran Chuck Nadd (R) announced his intention to run for the post.
"DeSantis Touts Continued job Growth in Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Today, Governor DeSantis (R-FL) updated the state on Florida's economic development. Florida saw jobs added for the 22nd consecutive month as the unemployment rate continued to fall.
"Congressional Race Gets Ugly Republican Congressional Primary Race in Florida Getting Ugly" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—When former NRA president Marion Hammer sent out an email condemning a political mailing that she alleged looked like one of the gun rights giant customary mailings, little did she know that it would fuel the budding Republican congressional primary feud between former Combat veteran Cory Mills and Rep. Anthony Sabatini?
"Mast Calls Out Biden for "Failures" in the Middle East" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—“Heartbreaking consequences of Joe Biden’s failures for girls who have grown up in a free society," stated Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) in response to a tweet to the headline by The Hill. The report shares that the Taliban is stopping education for girls above the 6th grade.

 

 

The JUICE is squeezed by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres, Daniel Molina, and Jim McCool

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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